Impressions from the iPhone 13 Pro after six months. What changed

For the past six months I have been walking with the iPhone 13 Pro. The feeling of use in the early days was just fantastic, but over time, they have traditionally faded away.

Now you can accurately highlight the pros and cons of the smartphone. Some things do not change over the years, but you get used to some. I can not say that I got used to it without pain.

As already started, these are only impressions, not a review. I wrote a separate full review at the release of the device in October. Now only the current opinion about the device. Briefly.

Is it worth it to buy it now if you haven’t thought about it yet? Now I’ll tell you everything.

Battery stays strong

By this point, I almost always have a complaint. The only exception was the iPhone 12.

With the iPhone 11, I complained about the fast consumption of capacity. In six months, twice (because there were two iPhone 11s), about 10% of the battery was gone, this is not very normal. With the iPhone 12, the situation has become much better: in a year of use, I lost about 8% of the capacity.

And now the iPhone 13 Pro. For six months of use, he showed himself on the good side – only 4% was spent at constant loads.

A standard day happens through a smartphone. I work with him, respectively, I perform almost all tasks. Throughout the day I use:

▪️ Safari: 80% of the time (surfing, writing news, editing articles)
▪️ Telegram, VKontakte: 80% of the time (communication with friends and colleagues, discussion of work and not so moments)
▪️ Pixelmator: 40% of the time (processing photos and images for news and articles)
▪️ YouTube: 20% of the time (I watch various studies or just interesting videos in my free time)
▪️ Music: 50% of the time (it is much more pleasant to work with, and it helps to pass the time on the road)
▪️ Games: 5% of the time (not a fan of mobile games, but some save on the road)

Visually it looks like this:

I will not dissemble, and the screenshot will not allow this. I often charge my iPhone several times a day – this is an old habit that I can’t get rid of.

Nevertheless, if there is no next outlet nearby, then I can easily spend the whole day without recharging. Even with 96% capacity.

If you do not use your smartphone all day long and do not constantly download it, then its autonomy will calmly last for 1.5 days.

My iPhone 13 Pro sometimes behaves strangely

Once again I am convinced that Apple makes incredibly powerful processors. And I don’t even know where to put all this “power”.

To begin with, I decided to compare the changes in performance over six months. These were the numbers on release:

And Geekbench 5 gives me such indicators now:

With the naked eye, you can see that on iOS 15.5 beta, the company has additionally worked on optimization. A15 Bionic coupled with 6 GB of RAM shows the best results.

Multi-core performance increased by 6% and processing power increased by 3%. Not a bad result.

However, for all versions of iOS 15, I noticed that periodically my iPhone starts to randomly slow down or freeze. This can happen completely at any point in time, even when unlocking with empty multitasking. I still do not understand what it is connected with.

But I can definitely say that 6 GB of RAM is enough for an iPhone. I can have at least 10 applications open at the same time – they will all be available.

While Android manufacturers are ramping up RAM to 12 GB (or even up to 20 GB using virtual memory), iOS easily manages with six. This is enough for the most comfortable work with the device.

I still think that more than 128 GB is not needed

I used to be sure that 64 GB for an iPhone would be enough for everyone. And yes, I still think so. However, this mode may have some limitations.

For example, you need to set a “ceiling” for downloading files up to 5 GB in the same Telegram and set the time for periodic self-deletion of content. Yes, and you can’t shoot a lot of videos in quality above 1080p (I understand that few people need this, but nonetheless).

Still, you need to keep an eye on memory when you install, for example, large games like Call of Duty Mobile or Genshin Impact. They require several gigabytes of free space.


In fact, there are about 5 thousand of my photos here, the rest are working images that I’m too lazy to delete

With 128 GB I feel completely freeNo one is limiting me anywhere. And I don’t even know how to score a smartphone. For six months, a lot of everything has appeared on it, and about 50 GB of free memory remains.

And in the case it turned out cool

Before that, I always condemned the use of covers, glasses, and other things with an iPhone.

The editors offered me an original leather case for the iPhone 13 Pro. I decided that it was worth trying to be like him for a while. I bet that in a maximum of a month I would say goodbye to him forever.

You know, no. For six months, I only removed the case a few times to clean the iPhone from clogged dust. You quickly get used to it, it is comfortable and soft, although it decently adds to the weight of the device.

I note only one thing: during my use small surface rubbed off near the “bull’s eye”, where the index finger is constantly placed in one-handed mode. It looks extremely unpleasant.

Others have not seen such a problem, so I think to change it under warranty for another.

And little things

1. Just trudging off the blue case. It looks fresh and nice, I like it better than last year’s Pacific blue. There are calmer tones here, or something.

2. Macro fire, but you are unlikely to use it. How often do you even have to take macro photos? I think these are extremely rare occurrences. The bonus is nice, but not a killer feature, for which it is worth running for a new iPhone.

Is it worth taking now? Everything is not so clear

The question is very controversial.

Yes, it’s an amazing iPhone and the best one out there right now. I’m not a fan of Max versions, so I don’t say anything about them.

However, the cost of the iPhone 13 Pro in official stores exceeds 150 thousand rubles. This is huge money. If you have last year’s iPhone 12/12 Pro, then I don’t see much point in upgrading now.

Yes, and from the iPhone 11 Pro to switch to 13 Pro not necessary. There is no huge difference in cameras and performance, only the case and the cutout in the screen are different (as for me, it is more striking in the new product), as well as the refresh rate of 120 Hz, but not everyone sees it.

Owners of simpler iPhones can already think about buying. But, again, pay attention to the price tag again.


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